Jabari Jumps

  • Type: Books
  • By: Gaia Cornwall
  • Age Category: Children
  • Genre: General Fiction
  • Recommended by: Ramona B.P.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780763678388
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A thoughtfully illustrated book about courage, confidence and a young boy.

Jabari has learned to swim and is ready for the next step. The diving board! Although it looks easy, the closer Jabari gets to the board, he realizes it is a little tall. As his turn gets closer and closer, Jabari needs to think a little more about the type of dive he’s going to do. As he’s climbing the ladder, he realizes he’s a little tired. With assurance and encouragement from dad (and little sister in her own special way), Jabari decides to wait until he’s fully ready for the dive. A perfect book for summer, a child taking swim lessons or needing a book on confidence. Another word on the illustrations. They truly make this book special. Creative use of font, collage and the interaction of kids help depict a fun day at the pool.